Monday, March 23, 2009

Lessons From My Puppy

I am alive again! =) A few years ago I killed myself through cyber suicide. Now what have I been doing in my cave all these time?

Studying.

I was studying about happiness. About power. About love. About God. And mostly about myself.

I got me a cute classmate named Yumpkin (a shih tzu - it's her 9th month today). Though I tend to think that she got herself promoted to teacher while I have been permanently designated to being her student.



What can you learn from a silly, playful puppy? A lot.

A lot about cleaning after her mess. About forgiveness after she ate 4 pairs of your best shoes and the TV wire. About patience when she wakes you up in the middle of your sleep so you can take her downstairs to pee or poop. About taking care of another creature whose life is wholly dependent on you. About loving as you forgive her little mistakes for being too young and too dependent on you.

I learned about power as she obeys me when I say "Stay!" and in the same way I also learned to be obedient. I learned about a God who was kind enough to send me a dose of laughter to get me through my days through Yumpkin. That happiness is a choice.

That I am thankful I am me, for despite all things, I am still capable of love and kindness.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

welcome back, lon!

~ kats

lon said...

OMG Kats! I coulnd't find your blog! Almost all my links to my blogs lead to my PS friends. It's been such a while....